Interviews and Profiles


Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Let's just say that you're one of the 300 really committed, perhaps even foolhardy, outdoor types who decide each year to attempt to hike the entire...
The Well-Centered Centerfold
Looking good in front of a camera is one thing; feeling bad is another. With her body temperature redlining at 104° Fahrenheit, a sprained ankle...
Wild at Heart
His television career has aptly followed a serpentine route. As series producer for "Reptile Wild" for the National Geographic Channel, filmmaker,...
Mountains to Sea
For long-distance hikers whose magnetic direction veer towards the longitudinal, with sunrises at their front each morning, there's a new trail that...
Come Fly with Me
Chris Jopp usually has water on the brain. The sea is his friend and companion. He studies its molecular properties in the lab, he teaches its...
Adventurer of the Year and the Toughest Man on the Planet
You won't see him playing smash-mouth football in some upstart, testosterone-addled pro league. Nor will you ever watch him swapping spittle and...
Sandstorms, Heat, Blisters, and 150 Miles of Running
Running the hilly trails in Marin County didn't seem enough of a sporting challenge for Kory Helean, 28, who once was a competitive gymnast and is now...
Overcoming Cancer is Like Adventure Racing
Every adventure racer will inevitably confront that white-knuckle moment of truth when it seems that ones life is precariously held in balance. A...
Hiking the 2,169-mile Appalachian Trail
Each spring, the Appalachian Trail seductively attracts a small army of hikers whose goal is to trek its 2,169-mile length. But AT love is tough love...
Adventure Warrior and Navy SEAL
Don Mann is The Man, a consummate adventure warrior with a lean, muscular physique and ten-thousand-yard athletic stare. Well-known throughout the...
Adventure Racing Couple
Adventure athletes Tracyn Thayer and Norm Greenberg, of Bryson City, North Caolina, have an interesting 24/7 marriage. These wilderness enthusiasts...
Super-fit Adventure Athlete
With her infectious smile, hair-trigger laugh, and girlish charms, it is easy to imagine that adventure athlete Cathy Sassin is the sweetest and most...

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